Meet Seafield Pier, Quilty on Sunday 21st May at 12.30pm to join this expert led explore of the seagrass paddocks off the shore.
Join us for this Biodiversity Week fieldtrip at Seafield Pier to explore the unusual seagrass paddocks with kelp ‘hedgerow’ habitat with kelp dump and dune saltmarsh hinterland.
Explore on foot, paddle board or snorkel.
Coastwatch Coordinator, Karin Dubskey will be joined by local coastwatch coordinators Francis Galloway and Jane Kelleher.
Light refreshments will be provided.
We wish to thank the Irish Environmental Network for their support for this event.
Coastwatch is piloting a new theme – Cool Biodiverse Blue Carbon (CBBC) into its 2023 Biodiversity fieldtrips and events around UN World Biodiversity Day May 22nd
From May 18th to 28th we will be exploring the coastal rim from barely land through intertidal to shallow sublittoral. It includes our beautifully flowering saltmarshes and rare coastal wet woodlands and bogs, intertidal mudflats and peat, mussel and seagrass beds and meadows, kelp forests.
Join us for a free fieldtrip near you to identify these habitats, look into their biodiversity and carbon storage value, share observations on habitat health and historic presence, consider pressures, protection and restoration. Results from fieldtrips will be pooled to draft a first CBBC leaflet for Irish shores. Participant local and traditional knowledge on wise use and protection is particularly welcome.
Booking essential. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/quilty-co-clare-survey-of-the-blue-carbon-seagrass-beds-tickets-636433217887